Just like the fuse box in your house, the fuse box in your vehicle contains all of the fuses that protect the electrical circuits from overloading.
Most vehicles have two fuse boxes, with one under the hood and the other in the cabin. You can usually find the other fuse box in the dashboard on the driver’s side, but some manufacturers also place it below the glove box. If the interior fuse box isn’t there, you can try checking the luggage compartment.
In most Toyota Corolla models, you can find the interior fuse box on the driver’s side under the dashboard, while the fuse box under the hood is usually on the driver’s side near the battery. If you own a 2012-2014 Ford Focus, you’ll also find the fuse box in the engine on the driver’s side, while the interior fuse box is located on the passenger’s side, right below the glove box.
Tips on How to Access the Fuse Box
Before everything else, turn off the engine and disconnect your vehicle’s battery. Doing any electrical work on your vehicle without disconnecting the battery is a recipe for disaster. No matter how impatient you’re feeling, this is an important step that you absolutely can’t skip.
Once you’ve located the fuse box, you’ll have to take the cover off to access it, but keep it close. Most manufacturers include a diagram of the fuses on the back of the cover, so you can use it as a guide.
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